Feeding the Crisis: Care and Abandonment in America's Food Safety Net (Volume 71) (California Studies in Food and Culture)

ISBN-13: 9780520307674
ISBN-10: 0520307674
Edition: First
Author: Dickinson, Maggie
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Paperback 224 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780520307674
ISBN-10: 0520307674
Edition: First
Author: Dickinson, Maggie
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Paperback 224 pages

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Acknowledged authors Dickinson, Maggie wrote Feeding the Crisis: Care and Abandonment in America's Food Safety Net (Volume 71) (California Studies in Food and Culture) comprising 224 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0520307674 and 9780520307674. Since then Feeding the Crisis: Care and Abandonment in America's Food Safety Net (Volume 71) (California Studies in Food and Culture) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.33 or rent at the marketplace.

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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, is one of the most controversial forms of social welfare in the United States. Although it’s commonly believed that such federal programs have been cut back since the 1980s, Maggie Dickinson charts the dramatic expansion and reformulation of the food safety net in the twenty-first century. Today, receiving SNAP benefits is often tied to work requirements, which essentially subsidizes low-wage jobs. Excluded populations—such as the unemployed, informally employed workers, and undocumented immigrants—must rely on charity to survive.

Feeding the Crisis tells the story of eight families as they navigate the terrain of an expanding network of assistance programs in which care and abandonment work hand in hand to make access to food uncertain for people on the social and economic margins. Amid calls at the federal level to expand work requirements for food assistance, Dickinson shows us how such ideas are bad policy that fail to adequately address hunger in America. Feeding the Crisis brings the voices of food-insecure families into national debates about welfare policy, offering fresh insights into how we can establish a right to food in the United States.

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